Matt Kemp made sure the Dodgers didn't waste another opportunity.

After Los Angeles failed to score with the bases loaded and nobody out in the ninth, Kemp delivered an RBI single in the 10th to send the Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Astros.

Casey Blake began the rally with a leadoff double, and after Houston reliever David Carpenter (0-2) intentionally walked Andre Ethier, Kemp sliced a hit down the right field line to snap Los Angeles' four-game losing streak.

Josh Lindblom (1-0) picked up his first major league victory for pitching a scoreless top of the 10th.